Holiday Cottage near Penzance, Cornwall – Your Gateway to Family Adventures
If you’re yearning for an unforgettable family holiday, look no further than Seascape Cottage, tucked away in the serene Downs Barn Farm in St Buryan, Penzance, Cornwall. This charming single-storey cottage, recently renovated and refurbished, offers a tranquil and contemporary retreat for up to six guests plus a cot. With its idyllic coastal location overlooking fields and the vast expanse of the sea, Seascape is the ideal base to create cherished memories with your loved ones.
Endless Family-Friendly Activities Onsite
At Seascape Cottage, the fun begins right at your doorstep. Take advantage of the garden games provided for the children and for the little ones, ride-on and push-along toys are also available to keep them entertained for hours.
But the adventure doesn’t stop there!
Just a short ten-minute walk leads you to the captivating St Loy Cove, where your family can indulge in an array of outdoor activities. Explore the woods, try tree climbing, or go rock pooling and boulder beach exploration. For the water enthusiasts, swimming and nature watching at the cove promise delightful moments in the lap of nature.
Baby-Friendly Amenities for Hassle-Free Holidays
We understand that traveling with little ones requires extra care and planning. At Seascape Cottage, we go the extra mile to ensure your comfort and convenience. Upon request, you’ll find a range of baby equipment available, including travel cots, highchairs, baby baths, changing mats, and toddler step-stools. And for additional items, you can conveniently hire equipment from www.starlinenhirestives.co.uk/holiday-equipment-hire/.
Babysitting services can be arranged in advance, so you can enjoy some peaceful moments while the kids are looked after.
Adventure Awaits Beyond Seascape
While Seascape Cottage itself offers a world of excitement, the surrounding areas are brimming with family-friendly attractions and destinations.
Within a 15 to 30-minute drive, you can embark on a plethora of unforgettable experiences:
- Minack Theatre: Enjoy open-air theatre on the cliffs with a diverse schedule of entertainment and delightful storytelling and puppet sessions for children – “Piskies in the garden” (Pre-booking essential).
- Lands End: Delight the kids with the Children’s theme park and outdoor play area, the Lost Treasures of Lyonesse 15-hole indoor golf adventure, the Life size world of Aardman, and Greeb Farm with friendly farmyard animals.
- PK Porthcurno: Explore the connected world at the museum of global communications, where interactive activities await young minds.
- Lamorna Cove: Ideal for paddleboarding, snorkelling, and kayaking, with a cosy café to unwind.
- Sennen Surf Lessons: Experience the thrill of surfing for all ages at https://www.smartsurfschool.com/
- Mousehole Harbour: Jump off the pier steps at high tide or swim in the natural rock pool at low tide, or enjoy the safe, sandy harbour beach perfect for young children.
- Penzance Jubilee Pool: Dive into the Art Deco cold seawater pool, featuring inflatable play slides during school holidays, and a Geothermal pool heated up to 35°C (pre-booking required). Don’t forget to explore the nearby café and have a delightful time with the family.
Discover Penzance: A Coastal Gem for Family Adventures
Nestled along the beautiful coast of West Cornwall, Penzance offers an abundance of family-friendly attractions and activities to keep everyone entertained. Just a short distance from Seascape Cottage, this charming town is a must-visit destination during your Cornwall holiday.
- Penzance Children’s Playparks: With three excellent play parks located on or near the promenade – Alexandra, Penlee Park, and Wherrytown – kids can run, play, and let their imagination soar.
- Penzance Jubilee Pool: We’ve mentioned it before, but it’s worth emphasising again. This unique Art Deco cold seawater pool is a treat for families. During school holidays, inflatable play slides make it even more exciting for the little ones.
- Trengwainton (National Trust) Garden: From July 23 to September 3, children’s activities add to the charm of this stunning garden, creating a memorable day out for the whole family.
- Trewidden Garden: Discover more children’s activities amidst the beauty of these gardens, which also feature a lovely café for some refreshments.
- Tanglewood Wild Garden: This unique attraction promises fun for children and the young-at-heart. For a whimsical and magical experience, Tanglewood is a must-visit.
- Geevor Tin Mine: Journey back in time at this family-friendly, award-winning heritage attraction and museum, providing an educational and engaging experience for all.
St Michael’s Mount: Explore the castle and gardens of this iconic landmark, and let the kids enjoy the playpark on the mainland.
More Adventures Just a Short Drive Away
If you’re up for a short drive of 30 minutes to an hour from Seascape Cottage, you’ll find an array of attractions that promise an unforgettable experience:
- St Ives: Take a scenic and effortless train journey from St Erth and explore the picturesque town of St Ives.
- Paradise Park & Jungle Barn Play Centre: Encounter a variety of animals, birds, a train ride, outdoor playground and indoor Junglebarn play to keep everyone entertained.
- Flambards Theme Park: Thrill-seekers will love the big rides and exciting attractions on offer.
- Springfields Fun Park: Perfect for younger children, this park is packed with fantastic fun.
- Gweek Seal Sanctuary: Get up close to the fascinating world of wild sealife.
- NT Godolphin House: Enjoy a summer of fun with children’s activities in this beautiful historic house.
Soak Up the Sun on Lifeguarded Beaches
Cornwall is famous for its stunning beaches, and Seascape Cottage is conveniently located within easy reach of some lifeguarded beaches:
- Porthcurno: With toilets, cafes, and parking facilities, Porthcurno is a perfect spot for a family beach day.
- Sennen Cove: This beach offers toilets, cafes, shops, surf lessons, and a playground for the kids to enjoy.
- Gwynver: Located near Sennen Cove, Gwynver is an excellent choice for those seeking a quieter and more secluded beach.
- Marazion: Home to the iconic St. Michael’s Mount, Marazion offers everything you need for a day of family fun.
- Perranuthnoe: With its cafes, toilets, and parking, Perranuthnoe is a family-friendly beach for a relaxing day by the sea.
- Praa Sands: This beach has all the facilities you’ll need, including cafes, toilets, and parking, making it ideal for a family day out.
- Hayle Towans/Gwithian/Godrevy: These beaches boast five miles of golden sands and various facilities to cater to your family’s needs.
- Porthminster & Porthmeor (St Ives): Experience the beauty of St Ives and its pristine beaches with lifeguard services.
- Carbis Bay (St Ives): Another gem near St Ives, Carbis Bay is perfect for a family day at the beach.